**THIS IS A TWO YEAR CO-OP ASSOCIATES DEGREE PROGRAM
Think BIG about your career!
Are you interested in becoming a Caterpillar Service Technician with a specialization in Heavy Equipment or Electric Power Generation?
Thompson Tractor offers scholarships for the Caterpillar ThinkBIG program which is a two-year college education program. Thompson Tractor and other dealers in the Southeast are partners with South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) to teach you how to service Caterpillar equipment using cutting-edge diagnostics, advanced technologies, and high-tech tools. The major emphasis of the ThinkBIG program is on heavy equipment engines or power generator repair theory and practical application.
ThinkBIG students rotate every 8-weeks between SGTC and the Thompson Tractor dealership for classroom instructions and hands-on training experience. After 2-years of the 8-week rotational internship you will have an Associate’s Degree in Dealer Service Technology with a specialization in Heavy Equipment or Electric Power Generation.
Upon completion of the ThinkBIG program you could begin a successful technician career at Thompson Tractor! Your commitment to your career track may lead you to a variety of opportunities, such as a shop or field technician, to a supervisor or manager role, and beyond!
Paying for the Program
After you are enrolled into the program, Thompson covers the cost of tuition, books, lab fees and graduation fees for the full two years of the course of study. The cost of room and board, deposits as well as personal transportation will be yours to pay.